The Daily Mail, 24 October 2011

Mr Ahmed Ahmed, bariatric surgeon at Bupa Cromwell hospital, tells the Daily Mail why we gain weight in winter.

Contrary to popular belief we don’t need to eat more to stay warm. “Those who carry excess weight actually feel colder,” he says.

“When you put on fat from excess calories it is white adipose tissue; the only fat that keeps you warm is brown adipose tissue, which babies have and which is due to genetic programming.”

Read more about winter weight gain on the Mail Online.